Operation Diaper Drive

Our Annual Operation Diaper Drive will take place October 1-31st!

YPN, in partnership with the Eastern Iowa Health Center and HACAP, hosts Operation Diaper Drive each October. This community-wide effort’s goal is to stock the Eastern Iowa Diaper Bank with at least 50% of the diapers we distribute annually. Sponsors and business partners are invited to host collection bins and raise funds to help us purchase diapers.

A huge thank you to everyone who supported the 8th Annual – 2023 Operation Diaper Drive. Our drive was successful, your support helped us collect 28,096 physical diapers and raise $25,760 in donations & sponsorship resulting in nearly 180,000 diapers to fill the bank and ensure hundreds of babies will have dry bottoms in 2024!

We are already planning for our 9th Annual Operation Diaper Drive this October. If your company is interested in learning about sponsorship opportunities, hosting a collection box, or holding a company diaper drive to support the EIDB, please contact Kim Hanna at khanna@ypniowa.org

Diapers are one of the most basic needs for a family with a new baby. On average, a monthly supply of diapers costs $80-100. Add that up and one year of diapers costs nearly $1,000! Families with low-income spend nearly 14% of their paychecks on diapers. Most daycare centers require parents to provide a daily supply of diapers. When families don’t have enough diapers, parents have to decide between childcare and working or going to school.

Learn more about the impact of the Eastern Iowa Diaper Bank all year round at www.eiDiaperBank.org


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